Well, here it is, our last diving day of our Indonesian adventure.
Woke up early this morning and have been providing artistic guidance to Jo on the selection of various photos. Over 10,000 in the bag, apparently I can’t keep all of them 😞. Early results looking good, Jo must have a really good computer!
Jo wants to take me to the doctor when we get back to take a look at my trigger finger😷🤒🤕😵
On a related note, Jo’s ears are much better and with the holiday drawing to an end we are reminded of Simon’s Sulawesi Fat Foot. We are pleased to confirm that there are no fat feet here however, we have both been diagnosed with Sulawesi Fat Belly.
Cameras prepped for the last day of dipping, chargers and dive torches are being put away along with anything else that will no longer be needed 😔😖😞😖😔😞
On a more positive note, the next dive is my 1500th, the cake is baked, champagne chilled and the speedos left behind (ooh, see what I did there, cheeky! Ooh there I go again).
Dive on Angels Window complete, nice and bright and better vis than last time. I went wide angle, Jo macro and much disappointment was caused when another dive guide barged in on a picture that she was trying to take, dive guides with cameras, let me think about that for a moment 🤔😠😡
Breakfast #2 under the belt, we head out for dive 2 of the day, our last dive of the trip
Hairball II, a dive that lives up to it’s name. Hairy Frog Fish and Ambon Scorpion Fish (also hairy), also seen: loads of leaf fish, robust ghost pipe fish, cuttle fish, shrimp fish, flamboyant cuttle fish as well as a seahorse fish. 95 minutes (96 minutes for Jo) of muck diving excellence to end the trip.
Jo and I took it upon ourselves to draw the dive briefing complete with perfect storm waves and a treasure chest.
Gear broken down, washed off and hanging out to dry, cameras all in pieces, nothing to do now but drink beer, play crib and wait until the next meal (this will not be very long).
More fresh Rambutans delivered to our room today, nice.
Two games of crib, I drew even – Yippeee!
Then Jo regained her lead 😧😧😧
UPDATE: Apparently I should have used the word “trounced” above.
Just had another monster dinner and to our surprise it seems that the cake really had been baked as this was just presented to me:
Fortunately I was able to share it with the other guests, a problem shared etc.